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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 10, 2009 6:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

J--all I can say is that my experience with ipods, or any of them, is that the sound is GREAT...now, we have all discussed here endlessly that mp3 is less than WAV, etc, etc. But, you should not have this experience you describe.

My sons play their ipods thru stereos and in cars and the sound blows me away...now, sometimes this is because they load up WAV files (you can do this...you don't have to convert them to MP3 if you don't want to...but it really doesn't make much "real listening" difference).

The ipods sound GREAT with almost ANY kind of headphones, including the annoying ones they provide you with...I buy slightly better ones, but great sound in your ear does NOT require the really expensive headphones; folks that really make a big deal about exp hd phones are more about noise reduction that real high fidelity (the ear works in such a way that the sound produced by simple hdphones is usu more than over and above our sonic range of detection).

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Poster: jessandra Date: Dec 10, 2009 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

Ok, I tried a few things. Firstly, I listened with normal headphones and it's sounds pretty darn good.

I then tried the car - I also use the Aux plug. It sounds fine at low volume but not as good when it's louder. Turned the ipod volume down and the stereo volume up as suggested and I do actually think it is a little better - Thanks fors that tip.

On the home stereo it is still way to basey - I love a good bass sound but here I am basically adjusting the EQ that the bass is turned down completely and it is still dominant. It isn't my speakers as the sound is fine playing cds etc. My ipod is attached to the phono input of the stereo. Could that be the problem?

I can still exchange it.

This post was modified by jessandra on 2009-12-10 19:46:02

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Poster: dizbuster Date: Dec 11, 2009 7:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

that could be the problem. if your stereo has an AUX input jack try hooking it up to that. good luck!

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Poster: yur worst enemy too Date: Dec 11, 2009 7:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

or patchcords that Y to a mini jack... does an ipod have a lineout ?

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Dec 11, 2009 8:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

Your headphone jack is your line out. I don't own an ipod, but have constructed my own patch to my home stereo by sodering a pair of RCA jacks to a male headphone jack.
It's kind of tricky being that the wires are so fine, but once everything is seperated it soders together pretty nicely. I've done it w/ my Mp3 player.
Im sure that there is an after market connector you could buy, I only did mine myself being the cheapskate that I am.

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Poster: yur worst enemy too Date: Dec 11, 2009 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

no true. line-out and a headphone jack are entirely two separate ports (i.e. your ass and your mouth) same as line-in and mic-in

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Poster: yur worst enemy too Date: Dec 10, 2009 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

maybe try a pre amp or line in plug... I'm working on things as well >

Acid Dreams 2.32

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Dec 10, 2009 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

i would try exchanging jacks jessandra and look in your settings for a bass/loudness button on the home system i tryed to hook up an x-tra cd player to and old realistic home player for the garage and plugged into the phono jacks pressed play and got some massive feedback that phil would have been proud of lol!!as for the i-pod these links might help>>http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2167 and not suggesting anything at all about the title of this next site>>>http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/connecting-your-ipod-to-a-home-stereo.html i hope that helps jessandra peace love and music alway's :)

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Poster: jessandra Date: Dec 10, 2009 12:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

Thanks,

Will pursue the links and look into this :-) !!

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